Clustercorp’s Rocks+ Now Part of HP Unified Cluster Portfolio

November 17, 2009

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ — Clustercorp today announced the immediate availability of Rocks+ on HP High Performance Computers and Clouds as part of HP’s Unified Cluster Portfolio. Rocks+, based on the leading open source Linux cluster distribution, is a complete cluster operating environment suitable for data centers of all shapes and sizes. Clustercorp is working with HP to make managing clusters and clouds a simple, effective experience.

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Rocks+ is the commercial version of the Rocks Cluster Distribution – an end-to-end cluster operating environment, which manages the operating system, cluster management middleware, libraries, compilers, and monitoring tools; with enterprise-class commercial support from Clustercorp. Available Rocks+ solutions include Rocks+HPC, Rocks+Cloud, and Rocks+Rolls. Rolls include the Intel® Roll, PGI Roll, OFED Roll, Moab Roll, LSF Roll, Hybrid Roll, and more. Clustercorp also supports open source Rolls including Torque and Grid Engine.

“Clustercorp is pleased to have Rocks+ added to HP’s Unified Cluster Portfolio,” said Tim McIntire, President and Co-Founder of Clustercorp. “It’s important for Clustercorp to work with partners that share the Rocks philosophy of making clusters easy to manage and maintain. Clustercorp and HP customers will be pleased by the tight integration of our products and will gain peace of mind by deploying a fully certified, end-to-end solution.”

HP has been the market leader in this space for six years, pushing the industry forward by providing greater levels of performance, efficiency and agility. The HP Unified Cluster Portfolio includes a broad set of industry-standard hardware and software that helps HP and its partners address virtually any HPC problem, large or small. These building blocks are part of the HP Cluster Platform architecture that includes simplified packaging and wiring, compatibility matrices, and automated verification and configuration tools. The architecture includes HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers based on Intel and AMD processors. It offers a wide variety of cluster interconnects, including Ethernet and InfiniBand, and an integrated selection of cluster management and cloud software products.

“Customers who prefer to leverage open source technologies for HPC cluster management want simplicity and added flexibility,” said Steve Cumings, director of marketing, Scalable Computing and Infrastructure, HP, “The combination of Rocks+ open source management software across the breadth of HP’s high-performance computing offerings provides a broader set of commercially-supported solutions that match their management approach while improving system maintainability.”

“We are delighted to see Clustercorp and HP collaborate,” said Philip Papadopoulos, PhD, head of the Rocks project at the University of California, San Diego. “HP has long been a market leader in our industry; it is exciting to see them team up with one of the driving forces behind the Linux-based commodity cluster movement.”

About Clustercorp

Clustercorp, a privately held corporation based in San Jose, California, was founded by core members of the Rocks community to provide commercial software, services, and support for the leading Linux cluster distribution. Clustercorp’s Rocks+ adds a vastly expanded solution set (Rocks+HPC, Rocks+Cloud, Rocks+Rolls) and enterprise-class support, which transforms the leading open source cluster distribution into a production-ready cluster operating environment suitable for data centers of all shapes and sizes. To learn more visit http://www.clustercorp.com

Rocks+ includes software developed by the Rocks Cluster Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego and its contributors. Rocks® is a registered trademark of the Regents of the University of California.

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